Google Glass is Headed to the International Space Station

By Gerald Lynch on at

The Google Glass headset is boldly going where few consumer-orientated wearables have gone before this week, as the smart glasses are packaged up and blasted out to a team working at the International Space Station.

Tomorrow's SpaceX launch from the Kennedy Space Centre in Florida will send the wearable device spaceward, where an ISS team made up of scientists from the Tufts Centre for Regenerative and Developmental Biology will "analyse the regeneration mechanisms of flatworms in the microgravity environment of space".

Glass will primarily be used in pre-flight integration operations and post-flight operations, according to the Glass Almanac. Acting as an augmented reality assistant to the crew, the goal is to test Glass's feasibility as a fully-fledged space-faring human interface device.[Glass Almanac]